Fence Repair and Replacement Program
In 2007, the Metro District established a fence replacement program to replace the aging parkway fence in the community; much of it more than 20 years old. The original, cedar wood fence is replaced with a more durable Trex fence that lasts longer than its wood counterpart and allows for a savings of 65 percent in maintenance costs.
Metro District staff maintains 42 miles of fence in the community. That is equivalent to the distance from Highlands Ranch to the United States Air Force Academy.
Metro District-owned or maintained fence is located on the following streets:
The fence replacement schedule is typically set at the end of each calendar year. Planned for 2017 and 2108 are the following areas:
- Along Broadway between Northridge Road and Dad Clark Drive (1,200 ft.)
- On the east side of Quebec Street from Timberline Road to the open space north of Chestnut Hill Street (4,800 ft.)
- Along both sides of Lincoln Avenue from Quebec Street east to the end of Metro District property ( 6,100 ft.)
- On the west side of University Boulevard from Dad Clark Drive to Venneford Ranch Road ( 2,500 ft.)
- Along University Boulevard from the East Vista Trail to Colorado Boulevard ( 1,800 ft.)
Each year during the budget process (August – December), the Metro District Board of Directors approves funding for the following year’s fence replacement program. This allocation determines the amount of fence that will be replaced in the upcoming year.
The fence replacement program is funded through the Metro District’s Major Repair Fund. This fund was established in 2004 to provide a long-term source of funding to replace or repair maturing infrastructure such as fire stations, park facilities, and Metro District buildings. The most significant projected expense in the fund is for the fence replacement program.
In addition to the fence, the Metro District owns or has easements for the property on which the fence sits . In areas where the fence sits adjacent to a residential property, the Metro District owns or has easements for the land 12 inches inside the fence line.
Per the Metro District’s Rules and Regulations Section 11.3, homeowners are prohibited from placing landscape materials in a manner that causes damage to the fence. Landscape materials, such as shrubs, trees, or rocks, can damage a fence and cause it to deteriorate quicker.
The Metro District kindly asks all residents who share a fence owned by the Metro District to adhere to these landscape rules. Your cooperation will help prolong the life of the fence and keep our community fence lines looking beautiful.
Examples of landscape violations
Example of good landscape practices